Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen’s take on the Past Decade and Supercell’s Future

Supercell has made some great games over the years, like Clash Royale, Clash Of Clans, Brawl Stars, Boom Beach and Hay Day. The company is a major player in the mobile games industry, with Clash Royale and Clash Of Clans amassing more than 100 million and 500 million downloads respectively. In a recent post by Ilkka Paananen, the CEO of Supercell, talked about the past 10 years and about Supercell’s Future.

Important facts about Supercell

  1. Ilkka has mentioned that this year, Supercell will turn 10
  2. It has killed many games over the years. Examples include Pets vs Orcs, Battle Buddies, and the most recent – Rush Wars
  3. Tencent bought a majority stake in Supercell in 2016, worth $10.6 billion
  4. Only 5 of their games have seen global release – Hay Day, Boom Beach, Clash Of Clans, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars.

Ilkka Paananen talked about Supercell’s hit Games

Clash Of Clans

The game released in 2012, and quickly garnered a million downloads. The game was one of its kind, with amazing graphics, various strategies, and unique gameplay. It turns 8 this year and has a very large and amazing community. It received two major updates – Town Hall 13 and Builder Base 9, and a new hero – the Royal Champion. Because of the growing “Battle Pass” trend in the industry, Clash Of Clans introduced the “Gold Pass” with amazing rewards for a nominal price. 2019 saw the first Clash Of Clans World Championships take place in Germany, which was monumental for the game, from an esports point of view.

Clash Royale

This is the game that took the entire mobile gaming industry by storm when it was released globally in 2016. While Supercell will turn 10 this year, Clash Royale will turn 4. Over the last few years, Clash Royale has proven to be a major title among the mobile esports. The 2019 finals of Clash Royale League took place in Los Angeles making it a big year for Clash.

Brawl Stars

brawl stars world championship 2019
Brawl Stars World Championship 2019

Surprisingly, Mr Paananen said that Brawl Stars received mixed reviews from teams at Supercell. It was after a very long beta, from 2017 to 2018, and finally released globally in December 2018. 2019 was Brawl Stars’ first full year of global launch, and it has improved massively since beta. Mr Paananen states that Brawl became the number 1 game in South Korea, and this led to the launch of “Supercell Lounge” in Seoul, a comfy space where players can play their games in peace while meeting new people. The last year also witnessed the launch of “Supercell Make“, where the community designs skins for their favorite Brawl characters. Nova Esports won the first-ever Brawl Stars World Final, held in Busan. Mr Paananen has said that Brawl Stars will be their most community-centric game, and we don’t doubt it.

New Supercell games are coming later this year

The near future is interesting for Supercell fans! A lot of games are under development at this moment. And hopefully, the fans will be able to see some new titles very soon. Here is what he mentioned about the upcoming Supercell games,

Lots of exciting new games in the works, and with some luck our teams will decide to release one or two of them to beta later this year

Not only that, Supercell has recently invested in 3 external companies this year – Luau Games in Malmö, Ritz Deli Games in Oakland, CA, and Wild Games in Stockholm. So it will not be surprising to see amazing new games from these studios.

So, what do you think about the future of Supercell and its games? How far do you think they have come? Let us know in the comments! Want to hang out with fellow mobile gamers? Join our community Discord!

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